It happened through the free agency wire but essentially the Dolphins and Cardinals traded linebackers.

Miami got the better of the deal. They signed former Arizona starter Karlos Dansby as a UFA in the early days of the free agency period to a 5-year, $43 million deal. Just in the last two days the Cardinals signed LB Joey Porter (right) to a 3-year deal for $17.5 million. Porter played last season with the Dolphins.

The Dolphins agreed to a contract with Dansby and officially released Porter on the same day, March 5th, the opening of free agency. It was two weeks before Porter found employment with the Cardinals.

Porter’s signing was the only highlight of the first two days in the third week of the NFL off-season. That lack of action figures to continue as the NFL’s movers and shakers have all traveled to Orlando for the league’s annual March meetings.

Here’s the roundup of the light traffic on the waiver wire for the last 48 hours:

  • CARDINALS – signed LB Joey Porter (Dolphins) to a 3-year, $17.5 million contract.
  • COLTS – made official new assistant coaching lineup with Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator, Pete Metzelaars as OL coach, Ron Turner as WR coach; former K-State coach Ron Prince as assistant OL coach; Jim Bob Cooter at offensive assistant.
  • DOLPHINS – re-signed exclusive rights free agents K Dan Carpenter, WR Davone Bess and TE Joey Haynos.
  • GIANTS – signed P Jy Bond.
  • JETS – signed RFA LB Lance Laury (Seahawks).
  • LIONS – signed LB Landon Johnson (Panthers).
  • PATRIOTS – agreed to terms with TE Alge Crumpler (Titans).
  • RAMS – re-signed LS Chris Massey; signed exclusive rights free agent LB David Vorbora.

20 Responses to “PERSONNEL MOVES- DAY #15-16 UPDATE”

  • March 21, 2010  - David Henderson says:

    Wow the Colts offensive line is really getting an overhaul! Ron Prince, anyone who lives around KC knows that guy cant coach. He must be awfully persuasive in an interview situation. Looking forward to the draft though I am afraid the first round pick is probably gonna throw everyone off. Does anyone know if there is another team with two second round picks we could trade our first round pick for! If you have been watching the Chiefs have worked out so many safety’s that I don’t think they are gonna draft Eric Berry!

  • March 21, 2010  - Mad Chief says:


    I think the Chiefs are working out a lot of guys…because there’s a decent chance that Berry will be gone at #5. Or maybe they want to see if they can find a good Safety with a later pick. Or what if Suh happens to fall to #5? Or McCoy? Then what? Knowledge is power…so the more guys we take a good look at, the better.

  • March 21, 2010  - el cid says:

    Correct, Mad Chief, I think OT is out of the running for the first pick. If Berry is gone, then one of the better DTs should be there. Watch out for no one picking any QBs, a chance for a trade down with an extra pick or two. I am not sure who the Chiefs will pick but think they may be hoping for a trading partner. AS LONG AS, Pioli does not reach like last year, we should not have to eat up another year of players requiring years of “growth”.

  • March 21, 2010  - ThunderChief says:

    As we all know, it all depends on how the tumblers fall into place on picks #1-4 as to what the Chiefs will do at #5 overall. One of the following will most certainly be the strategy regardless of who’s picked before the Chiefs go on the clock.

    1) TAKE a value pick.

    2) TRADE out or aggressively try to do this.

    3) REACH for need.

    My feeling is that #1) above, will be the outcome. Most likely value picks? LT Okung or DT McCoy, neither of which are top needs, although that can also be strongly debated.

    For what it’s worth (and it isn’t worth anything), my prediction for the draft will be:

    1) Rams take Bradford
    2) Lions take Suh
    3) Bucs take Berry
    4) Skins take Okung or Clausen

  • March 21, 2010  - el cid says:

    Cannot argue but based on your picks, the cupboard is pretty bare. Chiefs do not need or want a QB. Then next guy might be McClain, LB? but I still say NO to reaches. 09 was a wasted draft by my standards and was as incompetant a job a new GM could have done. With, what I consider a major success in free agency this year, I expect more from the draft than some kid who may be good in 3 years.

  • March 21, 2010  - Stiv says:

    Uh, not sure how Suh or McCoy fit in a 3-4 D, unless you’re thinking of them playing NT which they aren’t suited to. (?)

  • March 21, 2010  - el cid says:

    How about dropping the 3-4? We never had the players to operate in that system anyway, talk about square pegs in round holes. Do not suppose it will happen, just a thought.

  • March 21, 2010  - Stiv says:

    Personally I cringed when Pioli first mentioned the switch to the 3-4 scheme because I knew we didn’t have the front 7 personnel to run it. It seemed obvious that it would take time to retool. But then I remembered how much our D had sucked running the 4-3 alignment and realized it was going to take time either way to field a decent D so I quit sweating the issue. Plus with the addition of Romeo, it’s clear the 3-4 is here to stay. The simple truth is we need to hold tight until the right bodies are in place. Maybe we’ll luck out and get Cody in the 2nd round.

  • March 21, 2010  - TimR says:

    If Bradford checks out, I believe he’ll go #1. I believe the Lions will take Okung at #2 because a couple of their FA signings ar DL. I believe Tampa will go with either Suh or McCoy. In this likely scenario, Washington is in a good place to trade because somebody may want Clausen, Berry or whichever DT is still there. If the Skins make their own pick, I believe it will be OT because they’re not going to tie up that much money in DTs. Remember, they have Haynesworth on a HUGE contract. That means the Chiefs woould then be a good trade candidate because others know we would be happy to take, the other DT, Berry or one f the OTs BUT would be just as willing to trade down because our positions of need are at many different positions (ie. LB, S, C, other OL) which would be available at less guaranteed money & we’d like multiple picks.

    If we make the #5 pick in this scenario, I believe its Berry, the TX S (Thomas) or OT. Many believe the S from TX is better than Berry. I don’t believe it will be a DT because they have a lot of guaranteed money tied up in Dorsey & last year’s #1 at DE. This could change if they were to move Dorsey via trade.

  • March 21, 2010  - Danny W says:

    All this is good speculation and it is all sound logic. Last year though we were thrown a curve ball. I have been thinking the Chiefs have a high payed quarter back. What if the K.C. drafts Dez Bryant? Would you guys be freaked out or excited.

  • March 21, 2010  - colby says:

    My current guesses on the Chiefs draft, which of course will be wrong, so far.

    1st FS Eric Berry Tennessee
    2nd NT Terrance Cody Alabama
    2nd WR Taylor Price Ohio
    3rd OT Jared Veldheer Hillsdale
    4th OLB Greg Hardy Ole Miss
    5th QB Armanti Edwards Appalachian St
    5th OLB O’Brien Schofield Wisconsin
    5th RS Brandon Banks Kansas St

  • March 21, 2010  - Stiv says:

    I could live with those first two picks.

  • March 21, 2010  - Stiv says:

    “What if the K.C. drafts Dez Bryant?”

    One never knows of course, but I’d be pretty surprised if we selected a WR in the 1st round.

  • March 21, 2010  - Danny W says:

    I think the same this is how I would do it but will most definitely be wrong. So I will pick who I think will be there and the top two on our board at the time. I want to encourage you guys to read on the article about an offensive line analysis under K.C.

    1 S. Eric Berry O.T.Bryan Buluga
    2a C Pouncey N.T. Cody O.T. Vladimeer Ducass
    2b G Osumuah OLB Jerry Hughes
    3 S. Nate Allen WR Jordan Shipley WR Mardy Gilyard
    4 OLB George Selvie MLB Pat Angerer
    5 N.T. Aurther Jones N.T. Cam Thomas
    5 K.R. W.R. Trindon Holiday OLB Antonio Coleman
    5 O.T. Kyle Callaway R.B. Toby Gerhart
    5 R.B. Joe McKnight O.G. Brandon Carter

    I think these guys could be there and the Chiefs should think about them too. Of course I am always subject to my own opinion though. Have a good Sunday my fellow Chief crazies.

  • March 21, 2010  - mr neeto says:

    heres what i think will happen

    1. rams-sam bradford, because hes the best qb in the draft and the rams need a qb with a future and sam bradford is it for sure

    2. lions -okung, they have their qb of the future addressed already they got a couple of good dt in free agencie what they havent addresed is some protection for their qb
    3. bucs- nkjhhkkjk suh ( thats his name lol like you coulda spelled it without looking) with their defensive minded coach he will be dying to take the best overall player in the draft and suh will anchor that d line for many years to come
    4. skins- take jimmie clausen cause their stupid and even if bradford was their he wouldnt want to play for the skins cause hes cherokee and the redskins is a raccict name to his ppl
    5. chiefs- we have a choice of mccoy or berry i want berry but he will be a bad ass nose and those dude r hard 2 find so they take him keep this post on file bob

  • March 22, 2010  - Jesse says:

    I think taking a DT with the 5 is a mistake. Not 3 straight years on the d-line. I think our best choice is Berry. Lets give our defense a face, a leader. We dont have one right now. Maybe Flowers, but he is the best CB nobody knows about. Lets strengthen the Pass defense with a top player, and then fix the front seven with some later picks.

  • March 22, 2010  - ThunderChief says:

    Excellent analysis and projection, Danny W. The players you mentioned at each pick/round could very well be those the war room will have to choose from.

    A case could be made for any of those players which adds to the suspense and entertainment of the draft.

  • March 22, 2010  - Mark says:

    As long as we don’t do the stupid thing and take a LT with #5, we’ll be fine. Suh, Berry, McClain, Dan Williams, a big time OLB Pass rusher. In that order

  • March 22, 2010  - Niblick says:

    We will also have a compensatory 7th round pick as well. Do we have three 5th rounders? We got a 5th for Thigpen. Did we also get a 5th for Tank Tyler/ I thought it was lower.

  • March 22, 2010  - el cid says:

    There are undisclosed draft picks all over the place both going and coming. I would wish before draft day, the Chiefs would be “nice” and tell us how many and what rounds.

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